WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
UN General Assembly to decide on rival COVID-19 resolutions
Members have been sent two rival resolutions for consideration — and under new voting rules instituted because the global body isn't holding meetings, if a single country objects a resolution is defeated.
No Coronavirus cases in our premises: Isha Yoga Center
Being an establishment that receives several international visitors, the center said i...
WHO warns Covid-19 'far from over' in Asia and Pacific
Urging governments at all levels in the region to stay engaged in efforts to combat th...
Covid-19: Why social distancing is a big worry for senior citizens
A survey by HelpAge India estimates that about 6% of senior citizens in India live alone. Loneliness among elders, is a problem that cuts across classes and is a challenge in cities as well. He estimates that 10-20% of senior citizens in India are suffering from loneliness, a condition likely to be exacerbated by the current curbs on movement and contact due to the pandemic.
Sun Pharma to donate Rs 25 cr worth drugs, sanitisers to fight coronavirus
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd has committed to donate Rs 25 crore worth of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQS), Azithromycin, other related drugs and hand sanitisers to support India's fight against coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus outbreak: Need for SITRA nod slows coveralls supply
The Preventive Wear Manufacturers’ Association of India (PWMAI) and the Association of Indian Medical Device Industry (AiMeD) have asked the government to allow them to self-attest products in the view of the shortage of coveralls for healthcare providers.
Northern Railways conducting study to use train coaches as COVID-19 isolation wards
The Indian Railways, which runs 13,523 trains daily, has suspended all passenger services till April 14 and its rakes are lying idle. Sources said the proposal to offer the empty coaches and cabins to be used as ICUs was discussed in a meeting of Railway Minister with Railway Board chairman, general managers of all zones and divisional railway managers over videoconferencing.
Better safe than sorry: French experts urge people to wash hands after stroking pets
They said that the risk of catching coronavirus from animals "cannot be ruled out".
US tops world in coronavirus cases, overtaking China and Italy
In the United States, more than 82,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19, edging out Italy, which has reported the most deaths, and China, where the virus was first detected in December in the metropolis of Wuhan.
Coronavirus: SC seeks Centre's response on plea for evacuating 850 pilgrims from Iran
A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and Surya Kant, which heard the matter through video-conferencing, issued notice to the Centre on the plea which has sought a direction to the government to provide adequate medical support to these Indian citizens who are stranded in Iran till their evacuation.
Ensure strict compliance of treaty on banning biological weapons: India
In a statement, India said the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has underlined the need for international cooperation, including institutional strengthening of the World Health Organisation. India has been working with other member countries of the Convention to establish a database which can play an important role in dealing with bio-threats and bio-emergencies.
Act of generosity: Indian-origin New Zealand lecturer, students volunteer time to make sanitisers
The sanitiser formulation follows WHO recommended guidelines.
Federer donates $1 mn towards coronavirus battle for 'most vulnerable families in Switzerland'
Switzerland has the ninth-highest number of infections in the world.
India seeks deferment of annual Indus meeting with Pakistan due to Coronavirus
Indus Commissioners of India and Pakistan are supposed to hold meeting by March 31 every year, according to the Indus Waters Treaty signed between the South Asian neighbours. Under the provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty, "the Commission shall meet regularly at least once a year, alternately in India and Pakistan".
NIV Pune to approve Covid-19 testing kits made by Indian companies
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Monday said Indian manufacturers can produce testing kits and supply to private and government laboratories with NIV validation, even if they don’t have approval from the USFDA and European CE.
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